Since May 11th, France has exited containment. If you can go out and about again to enjoy the French capital and the rest of Ile-de-France, we remind you that Covid-19 is still around. So, please keep on upholding barrier gestures and social distancing to protect yourselves and people around you. For thos who would like to go out in Paris again, discover the program awaiting you this weekend, June 5, 6 and 7, 2020 in Paris and Ile-de-France. For the others, enjoy activities at home!
What to do this weekend, June 5, 6 and 7, 2020
Reopening of the Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles, its museums and gardens expect you again from Saturday June 6, 2020. The park and gardens have undergone a makeover and the historic monument is setting up a protocol to make sure visitors are all safe and healthy.
Ocean festival 2020, free entertainments at Paris Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Dorée
Nothing will prevent Paris Asquarium Tropical de la Porte Dorée from celebrating Marine Day and World Ocean Day: this edition 2020 will be held online! On Saturday June 6, tune in to take part in many entertainments planned for children and adults, it is free, it is playful and instructive, we are looking forward to it!
John the Fearless Tower to reopen on June 3, 2020
Medieval monument in Paris, the John the Fearless Tower, or Tour Jean Sans Peur, is said to reopen on June 3, 2020. Last vestige of the Hôtel des Ducs de Bourgogne Valois, the John the Fearless Tower was built in 1409 and gives us a vision of the life in the Middle-Age in a reconstructed house. You can currently enjoy an exhibition about culinary arts in the Middle-Age, running until August 2020.
The Notre Dame de Paris parvis and rue du Parvis de Notre-Dame de Paris reopen
After closing for over 13 months and following the countless cleaning processes, the Parvis and the rue du Parvis de Notre-Dame de Paris are finally reopening. Following the positive statement from the Regional Health Agency (ARS) in Île-de-France, the Police Prefect has ordered a decree allowing the reopening.
Fluctuart and its open air terrace reopen
This is spirit-liftig news... First floating urban center Fluctuart finally reopens this June 2, 2020. An art spot set near the Pont des Invalides which reopening has been made possible since the phase 2 of the containment exit has launched, as detailed by Edouard Philippe this May 28.
Coronavirus: the Atelier des Lumières reopens
Paris Atelier des Lumières reopens from May 26, 2020. The first digital art center is back with immersive exhibitions and new health instructions.
“Cézanne and the Italian Masters” at Paris Musée Marmottan Monet - reopening and extra time
The “Cézanne and the Italian Masters” exhibition running from February 27 2020 at Paris Musée Marmottan Monet will return from June 2 and extended to January 3, 2021 due to coronavirus. For the first time it returns on the very strong connection between Cézanne and the masterpieces by the greatest Italian masters. The occasion to discover Cézanne and his painting in a new light!
Monet, Renoir, Chagall… Journeys around the Mediterranean, the immersive exhibition reopens at the Atelier des Lumières
The Atelier des Lumières presents the visual experience Monet, Renoir, Chagall, Journeys around the Mediterranean again from May 26 to December 31, 2020. Designed as a visual experience, this exhibition takes us to the heart of masterpieces by 20 artists including Renoir, Monet, Pissarro, Matisse, Signac, Derain, Vlaminck, Dufy, Chagall for a walk across the history of art in the 19th and 20th centuries, from impressionism to modernity via pointillism and fauvism. CAREFUL: With the new health measure, your ticket may no longer be valid.
Yves Klein, infinite blue, the exhibition reopens at the Atelier des Lumières
The Atelier des Lumières looks at life through blue-tinted glasses with the “Yves Klein, Infinite Blue” exhibition. From May 26, 2020 to January 3, 2021 don’t give any second thoughts and go and enjoy this incredible visual and sound universe. CAREFUL: with the new health restrictions, you ticket may no longer be valid.
Coronavirus: the Turner exhibition at the Musée Jacquemart-André reopens in May
Despite coronavirus, Paris Musée Jacquemart-André proposes its great retrospective around work by British painter Joseph Mallord William Turner with the “Turner, peintures et aquarelles de la Tate” exhibition, running again from May 26 to January 11, 202 in partnership with London’s Tate. The exhibition is also available on line for a virtual tour.
The Banksy exhibition reopens in May 2020 in Paris: late-night opening
“The World of Banksy: The Immersive Experience” exhibition reopens on May 12, 2020 in Paris. Extended to June 30, 2020, this exhibition in sut is devoted to the world-famous street artist, and reveals about 100 works on 1200sqm. Keep reading to discover our most beautiful pictures of the exhibition.
Galeries Lafayette Haussmann reopens
This is official, Galeries Lafayette Haussmann are finally allowed to reopen after two months and half of closing. On Saturday May 30, 2020, the department store set on Boulevard Haussmann expects you to enjoy French fashion and style again.
Printemps Haussmann store reopens
As Printemps Haussmann was forced to remain closed despite containment exit, the Parisian department store has been authorized to reopen, starting Thursday May 28 at 11 a.m. The administrative court has suspended the police decree forbidding the reopening of Printemps Haussmann.
Department stores and shopping malls in Paris, open or closed
As gradual confinement has started this Monday May 11th, including among others the reopening of schools and stores. But Île-de-France being in a red area, what about department stores and shopping malls in Paris and around?
Sport and wellness
The tree climbing sites in the Ile-de-France region
The Ile-de-France is full of dense forests with numerous tree climbing adventures' facilities. Just like a true adventurer, you can go prove just how smooth and agile you are (worthy of a true monkey, I bet). Here is a list of the best tree-climbing adventures' facilities (aka "accrobranche") in the Ile-de-France region. Whether you have children or you be a true athlete, you are in for some fun! Most sites reopen on Thursday May 21, 2020
Thoiry Zoo reopening and novelties 2020
Thoiry Zoo reopens from June 3, 2020 and for this new season, a "Zoo Clean N' Safe" charter is implemented. And new this year is the Terres des Gorilles - Gorillas' Land.
Paris Jardin d’Acclimatation reopens
Paris Jardin d’Acclimatation is getting a makeover and opens May 30, 2020. Enjoy free admission fees until June 22. Enjoy this parks with preserved nature, animals and picnic areas, as many good ideas to make the best of this new theme park. Yet, you will have to wait until June 22, 2020 to enjoy the rides again.
Food and drinks
Quirky terraces in Paris
A quirky terrace in Paris? Hell yes! Feet in the water or heads in the clouds, secret garden or crazy beach, here are this summer's quirkiest spots in Paris!
Lush terraces in Paris
Choosing a quiet place to have a drink or grab a bite isn't always easy in Paris. And yet, there are many terraces and small corners of heaven, ideally hidden in the French capital. Here, engine and horn sounds are off and we can hear birds chipping and trees creaking. Like in the countryside... Let's go green, friends, shall we?
Trendy terraces in Paris
In the mood for a cocktail on a trendy terrace, but you don't know where to go? Don't panic! Sortiraparis's got you covered and offers a selection of trendy terraces in Paris... From the terrace set on the Seine riverbanks to the one providing parties to the latest trendy one... Discover now the best and often coveted trendy terraces in Paris!
The most mouthwatering terraces in Paris
A beautiful terrace for foodies in Paris? It’s a big yes for us! We give you all the best addresses to enjoy a sweet or even a savory treat in the sun.
Mayfair Garden, the Indian gourmet restaurant opens its terrace
Calling all Indian food lovers, run to Mayfair Garden within walking from the Trocadéro in Paris. This sophisticated restaurant provides flavorful cooking brilliantly cooked by chef Nawaz Noman and opens its terrace from June 2 to treat us again.
Yaya, the Greek food restaurant by Juan Arbelaez and Kalios
Open in 2017 in Saint-Ouen, Yaya, the Greek and Mediterranean food restaurant by Juan Arbelaez and Kalios is an authentic invitation to travel for your taste buds, to (re)discover on their terrace starting from June 2, 2020. Follow us, we are leaving for Greece.
The best pizza in Paris is to be found at La Manifattura
The second edition of the “Best Pizza in Paris” championship left the veils on the finalists and the winner. Set in Montparnasse, La Manifattura wins the coveted prize, followed by Eataly Marais and That’s Life restaurant.
What to do this weekend, June 5, 6 and 7, 2020, at home to show solidarity
Coronavirus: how to help during the confinement?
As the coronavirus epidemic keeps on spreading in France, many people wish to remain united during the confinement. Hospitals, elderly people, how to help them during the pandemic?
What to do this weekend, June 5, 6 and 7, 2020, at home
Have fun and improve your knowledge
Make the best of the confinement to know Paris inside out
Are you missing wandering around Paris? While waiting for the confinement to end, we invite you to learn more about the French capital before meeting it again!
Did you know? Uncommon anecdotes and fun facts about Paris
Do you really know everything about Paris? Here are anecdotes and fun facts about the greatest monuments in Paris. Come along, we’re discover surprising places in town!
Recreate famous paintings at home with the GettyMuseumChallenge
Do you miss museums? With a lot of imagination and a few props, museums can come to you: become a work of art by recreating a famous painting or a sculpture thanks to the GettyMuseumChallenge. If you do not know what it is about, we will explain everything.
International Museum Day: museums' digital collections to enjoy during lockdown
Monday May 18th is International Museum Day and we must say that we miss visiting museums! Sortiraparis gives you a selection of digital tours and other digital collections from Paris museums to nicely enjoy from home while waiting for their reopening.
Confinement: visit the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel from the comfort of your home
Visiting the Vatican? It is possible even though you are confined, online. Since 2010, the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Room and the Profane Museum can be visited in 3D along with very clear explanations. If it does not replace a tour in Rome, these virtual tours allow us to improve our knowledge from the comfort of our sofas.
Coronavirus: virtual tour of Ramesses VI’s tomb
Looking to visit the tomb of a Pharaoh while being in coronavirus lockdown? Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities gives us this chance by offering a virtual reality thanks to a 3D modeling of Ramesses VI’s tomb. The occasion to discover the richness of Ancient Egypt!
Harry Potter, the virtual exhibition of the British Library to enjoy for free
Wizards and witches from all over the world, and even muggles, enjoy a new magical trip to the heart of the British Library. But leave your broom and get out of this chimney: no need to get out of the house. The Harry Potter exhibition is available online for free for our greatest joy!
Music and shows
World Environment Day: a virtual festival with Patti Smith, Ben Harper…
Michael Stipe from REM, Patti Smith, Ben Harper and even Yeah Yeah Yeah, Angélique Kidjo, Safia Nolin… All these artists have announced to take part in a special event called: “Pathway to Paris: virtual festival for our planet”. Co-organized by the 350.org association on World Environment Day, this virtual festival will air live on Facebook on Friday June 5, 2020 at 9 p.m. (CET).
United We Stream, the biggest digital event in the world comes to France
Night life has been struggling since mid-March. So, to help this sector – truly forgotten by the health crisis – Technopol teams up with United We Stream to create the world’s biggest digital club in France. Meet from June 4 to discover this platform, open to all, that will give pride of place to electro music.
Deconfinement: Paris Opera extends its free online show program
Throughout lockdown, Paris Opera delighted us with a very beautiful selection of shows available online and for free. We enjoyed Carmen, Swan Lake and even the Barber of Seville. And big news, new shows are scheduled until late May.
Confinement: Pink Floyd provides a series of shows to enjoy for free on YouTube
To help you cope with confinement, legendary band Pink Floyd has announced a series of shows to enjoy for free on their YouTube channel. Kick of on April 17 with the “Pulse” live.
Confinement: Radiohead streams a free show every week
Radiohead is coming to you as you’re confined. As other artists, the British band, led by the talented Thom Yorke, will broadcast every week on their YouTube channel a show in streaming. Kick off this Thursday April 9, at 11 p.m. (CEST) to (re)discover their “Live From A Tent” recorded in Dublin in October 2000.
Bombshell starring Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron: VOD release
Bombshell, a Jay Roach movie starring Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron will be out in France on January 29, 2020, and on demand on May 27, 2020. Let’s discover the trailer together!
The Farewell: VOD release date
The Farewell is a Chinese American drama comedy written and directed by Lulu Wang that will be out on January 8, 2020 and in VOD from May 8, 2020 in France.
Underwater starring Kristen Stewart: VOD release date
Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Jessica Henwick and even Vincent Cassel will have to face an earthquake under water in “Underwater” a new William Eubank movie out in France on January 8, 2020 and in VOD on May 8, 2020.
Judy, the biopic about Judy Garland starring Renée Zellweger: on demand release
Renée Zellweger is Judy Garland in the biopic by Rupert Goold. Simply called Judy, this film will be out on February 26, and on release on May 14, 2020 in France. In the meantime, here's the trailer.
Onward: latest Disney Pixar movie available on demand and on rent now
Onward, a film made from computer generated pictures by studios Pixar will be released in France on March 4, and on demand from April 23 and on digital rent from May 1, 2020. Discover the poster and the trailers now!
Little Women by Greta Gerwig: already on demand
Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep and even Timothée Chalamet are part of the beautiful cast starring in Greta Gerwig’s newest movie. Based on the famous novel by Louisa May Alcott, “Little Women” will be out in France on January 1, 2020, on VOD purchase on May 1, 2020 and on rent from May 6, 2020.
The Translators starring Lambert Wilson: already on demand
“The Translators”, a new Régis Roinsard movie, is a thriller based on the release of world’s bestsellers starring Lambert Wilson. It will be out on January 29, 2020 and on demand from April 30, 2020 in France. If you like enigmas, this movie was made for you.
Entertainments for kids
Coronavirus: Paris Zoo switches to confinement time
Amid the coronavirus epidemic, despite being able to go to Paris zoo, families can go on their laptops to discover the different entertainments provided by the Zoo de Vincennes on its website. All you need to keep you busy while confined!
Coronavirus: relive Disneyland Paris magic from your home
Despite coronavirus, children and adults can be amazed by Disneyland Paris magic from their home… And for good reason, the Parisian theme park invites them to discover a new and free platform called Disneyland Paris at home providing games, entertainments and other videos to develop creativity. The park also offers the possibility to discover - or rediscover - parades and shows on their social networks: the best way to wait and enjoy the atmosphere of the resort before being able to return to the park.
Parc Astérix reopening and program 2020
The Parc Astérix reopes for a new season full of emotion and special moments in store for you this year. From June 15, 2020 to January 3, 2021, come to the Gallic theme park novelties. New hotel, new shows and the Attention Menhir! attraction expect you this season!
James Tissot, the retrospective at the Musée d’Orsay: new dates
The Musée d’Orsay offers us a rather exclusive exhibition focusing on James Tissot. Initially planned from March 24 to July 19, 2020, the exhibition will let you dive into the high society in the 19th century and discover the details of the artist’s life deeply attached to the French and British societies from June 23 to September 13, 2020.
Coronavirus: Paris and île-de-France, latest news
Discover the latest news regarding the coronavirus pandemic in Paris and Ile-de-France. This Thursday June 4, 2020, Paris and the rest of France are enjoying their 24th day out since containment exit has started. Let's have an update on new measures, openings and news in the Paris region.
Coronavirus in France, the situation on Thursday June 4
Discover the situation in France as for the Covid-19 epidemic on Thursday June 4, 2020. In France, as of today, 81 deaths in 24 hours. Discover the latest news of the day and data provided by the government.
Coronavirus: update on the situation in the world, 919 deaths in the U.S., and 1349 in Brazil in 24h
The whole world has been facing the unprecedented coronavirus health crisis for weeks. Discover updates on countries the most impacted by the coronavirus epidemic this Thursday June 4, 2020. Over 6,5 million cases have been reported and about 390,000 people have died of Covid-19 worldwide. Latin America is the new epicenter of the pandemic, the death toll remains alarming in the U.S. Europe is gradually exiting containment, Italy reopens its borders.
Terraces of restaurants and cafés to reopen from June 2nd in Île-de-France
Restaurants, cafés and bars will reopen from Tuesday June 2 in all departments, but with "temporary restrictions" in orange areas. So, in Paris and Île-d-eFrance, only terraces will be allowed to reopen. This is what Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said this Thursday May 28 as he was presenting the phase 2 of the containment exit plan.
Spain to reopen its border with France soon
Will Spain reopen its borders sooner than expected? On June 4, Spanish Minister for Tourism has announced borders between France and Portgual will reopen from June 22.
Dates and Opening Time
From 5 June 2020 to 7 June 2020